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MARKETPLACE offers opportunities for businesses to learn from the mistakes and successes of their peers

Owning a business invariably involves making mistakes and learning lessons along the way—but speakers at MARKETPLACE, the Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development, sought to ease this path for their fellow business owners. Read More

2018-12-14T14:53:00-06:00December 13, 2018|Uncategorized|

Small Business Academy offers lessons for seasoned and aspiring entrepreneurs

A panel at Small Business Academy included (from left) Elmer Moore of Milwaukee Denim Co., Robert Pyles of McDonald's, David Maaske of SCORE and Kim Jankowski of U.S. Bank. At left is moderator Craig Shanks of U.S. Bank. From the perspective of peace of mind as well as personal finances, "starting a business

2018-12-13T08:46:08-06:00December 12, 2018|Uncategorized|

MARKETPLACE conference logs another record-setting year

Dr. Eve Hall, president and CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League, accepts the Community Economic Development Award for Minority Business Development at MARKETPLACE 2017. MARKETPLACE, the Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development, continues to grow with each passing year. The 2017 conference, held at Potawatomi Hotel and Conference Center on December 13 and

2019-02-05T15:17:37-06:00December 15, 2017|Uncategorized|

Small Business Academy offers wisdom for new business owners

Small business panel speakers, from left to right: I Lan Hang, Keana Spencer and Ebony Ssali Successfully starting a business would be difficult, if not impossible, without drawing from the wisdom of business owners who have done the same thing. For the past four years, the Small Business Academy has provided a structured

2018-06-26T12:40:28-05:00December 13, 2017|Uncategorized|

New Food Truck’s Story Highlights Challenges, Rewards of Starting a Business

When Jeremy Taylor was laid off in late 2015 from his job as a loan adjuster for Wells Fargo, he saw it as an opportunity to pursue a long-held dream. While studying finance in college at UW-Milwaukee, he'd been intrigued by the entrepreneurship courses he'd taken and the experience of writing a business plan. From that time on, “it was in my blood,” he said. During his time in the corporate world, he built up savings with the idea of starting a business one day. When the layoff notice came, he knew the moment had arrived. Read More

2018-06-26T12:35:42-05:00December 13, 2016|Uncategorized|